Full Tilt, less than a month away from its November 6 relaunch, announced today that Tom Dwan and Viktor Blom will join its roster of sponsored professionals. The two join Danish poker pro Gus Hansen, who was unveiled as Full Tilt’s ambassador earlier this month.
Dwan and Blom will “re-ignite” the high stakes games on Full Tilt, where the two dueled in the past, attracting thousands of railbirds with some of the biggest pots in online poker history.
HighStakesdb.com estimates that Dwan is up $2,402,039 on Full Tilt Poker, while Blom is down $2,630,230.
Full Tilt’s new marketing head, Sarne Lightman, said: “Dwan’s return to Full Tilt Poker, combined with the signing of his great online rival Blom, will re-ignite a fierce competition at the highest stakes tables on the Full Tilt Poker site and create a formidable team to represent the site at re-launch.”
Blom, who plays under the name Isildur1, commented: “I always loved playing on the Full Tilt Poker software. It is where I made my name and enjoyed some of my greatest victories. When they approached me about joining the team, I knew this was the right fit for me.”
In August, Blom and PokerStars parted ways after the Swede signed with the site in January 2011. Dwan began representing Full Tilt in 2009, becoming the fourteenth and youngest member of the team. Both will rep the new Full Tilt online and in major live tournaments.
Isildur1 revealed his identity during the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas in 2011, after months of anonymity and speculation. Blom won the Super High Roller Event at this year’s PCA for over $1.2 million.
Dwan, who recently relocated to Macau, has been a staple of poker television shows like “Poker After Dark” and “High Stakes Poker.” In 2010, he was the runner-up in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event during the WSOP, narrowly missing out on his first bracelet (though still pocketing $381,000 in winnings).
“Tom is one of the most feared and respected players in the world today. His exploits at the Full Tilt Poker tables generated a huge following in the poker community and we are thrilled to bring that action back for our players,” said Lightman.